The Continuing Struggle for Equal Treatment & Justice in Myrtle Beach

By Anson Asaka,  NAACP Assistant General Counsel

Before and during Memorial Day Weekend 2010, the NAACP conducted its sixth annual Operation Bike Week Justice. Each year, dedicated NAACP staff and volunteers monitor the businesses and the police to ensure that all tourists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are treated equally and fairly.

There are two spring motorcycle festivals in Myrtle Beach. The first, Harley Week, is a predominately white event, occurring two weeks before Memorial Day Weekend. The second, Black Bike Week, is a predominately African American event occurring during Memorial Day Weekend.